January 22, 2016

Making a Roland MC-8 Cable


This is just a congratulatory post to by best buddy David. A couple years ago he made an outrageous post on his blog about making a new connector cable for the Roland MC-8 from scratch. Check that out here:



Recently his hard work has been recognized by the "official" (in our hearts) Roland MC-8 blog. Here:



Congrats David, you are a genius. But I've always know that!

January 20, 2016

Roland's 8th Annual Synthesizer Tape Contest



You may remember this post from ye olden days:

http://mildslopes.blogspot.com/2012/04/rolands-annual-synthesizer-tape-contest.html

Well, we have a wonderful update! A person by the name of Syzygy has made the 8th Synthesizer Tape Contest recordings available for us:

FLAC: http://www.digitaldistortionbbs.com:81/Roland-8thSynthContest-FLAC.zip
MP3: http://www.digitaldistortionbbs.com:81/Roland-8thSynthContest-MP3.zip

I think this was 1983. Enjoy!

January 9, 2016

Cosmic Clock


Gosh, I've really let time get away from me. This is the most I've neglected this blog since it began. I've been super busy lately and some big things have happened in my life. The life behind the blog. The face of the faceless voice. 

I got married and I started this project: http://www.creaturesofyes.com (listed in order of importance).

August 19, 2015

The Electric Mayhem and Vintage Roland Stuff

I was just watching The Muppet Movie (1979) and I noticed something interesting...


Here we have Zoot with a Roland TR-77 drum machine.


And here's a shot of the whole gang with a Roland Space Echo just above Scooter, and the 77 is just under it. 

I used to watch this movie all the time, but I probably hadn't seen it in about ten years. I noticed all sorts of things that never occurred to me before. Maybe I should write a review. Would you like that?